Hidden and Hard to Find Features in Photoshop By Ben Willmore

2 hr 11 min

Join Photoshop Hall of Famer Ben Willmore as he reveals his favorite undiscovered gems, powerful keyboard shortcuts, special places to click, and other hard to find features that you can use to speed up your workflow. Once you learn about these features you’ll find they fit into your everyday workflow and you’ll wonder how you ever got by without them.

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Join Ben for a quick introduction to the class.
Here are a few hidden and hard to find things in Bridge.
If you work with photos in raw format you'll want to learn this collection of tips for when you are working the Camera Raw plug-in.
This is a collection of general Photoshop tips intended to help you speed up your workflow.
Using the CMD (Mac)/ Ctrl (Win) key as a modifier can open up all kinds of useful functionality.
The Option (Mac)/ Alt (Win) key is another keyboard shortcut modifier that you should be more familiar with.
The third most useful keyboard shortcut modifier key, the Shift key should definitely be on your list of keys to get to know better.
While you may not use these as much as the last three we covered, there are a few other special keys that you should add to your toolset.
This is a collection of tips that you'll find super helpful when working with adjustments and masks.
Ben wraps up the class with a collection of tips that cover a wide range of functionality.
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Ben Willmore


Photoshop Hall of Famer, Ben Willmore, has taught over 100,000 Photoshop users on five continents. His bestselling books, DVDs, and hit seminars have established Ben as one of America's favorite Photoshop instructors, and he is often a standing-room-only speaker at design and photography conferences throughout the world. He writes for num...

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  1. Profile photo of bbryson bbryson

    Amazing amount of great tips!! Thanks so much Ben. Can’t wait to try them all out.

  2. Profile photo of Jeanette Frizzell Jeanette Frizzell

    So much information, I love it.

  3. Profile photo of roubens1 roubens1

    Great course, I need to watch this couple of more times to remember everything.
    Thanks Ben.

  4. Profile photo of contrejourstudios contrejourstudios

    Thanks so much for this comprehensive review of keyboard shortcuts. Ben, do you have a table somewhere listing all of the ‘gems’ covered here?

  5. Profile photo of Christine.Andert@gmail.com Christine.Andert@gmail.com

    I have reset everything to factory settings and still have issues with some of the tricks. I have CS6, In camera raw I cannot use the straighten tool by double clicking either, I can double click the sliders to adjust but when I go to the histogram, I do not show the adjustments to make, I have to use the sliders?

  6. Profile photo of Gerry Slater Gerry Slater

    I have taken a 1/2 dozen or so seminars with Ben,and I am a huge fan, He is an excellent teacher. Very clear and articulate. But this Series might be his best, Wonderful tips distinctly explained. I learned a ton and will look forward to trying it all out. Once again, thanks Ben

  7. Profile photo of Vivian Bedoya Vivian Bedoya

    I have Camera Raw 8.6 and neither the straightening shortcut nor the histogram shortcuts worked for me. Are these features only available for CC?

    1. Profile photo of Christine.Andert@gmail.com Christine.Andert@gmail.com

      I have CS6 and can’t use it either….?

  8. Profile photo of pnord pnord

    Oh my I think my brain will explode. Ben has packed it to the brim. I needed a nap or a drink after 45 minutes.Some stuff I knew, some I didn’t, some is important I need to remember. I’ll watch the rest after the nap when I’m sober. May have to watch several more times to soak it all in. Can he do it for Lightroom?

    1. Profile photo of marciliop@gmail.com marciliop@gmail.com

      I hope he does one for Lightroom also!
      Freakin’ genius! Some crucial stuff in there.
      Enough of speed bumps in my workflow!
      I’ll index this one for future reference!

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